Jessica Filosa

Professor

Jessica Filosa

Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Physiology

The Graduate School

Education

  • Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences, General Wright State University, 2002

  • MS, Bio, General Emporia State University, 1997

Awards & Honors

  • Hamilton Scholar in Physiology Department of Physiology, Augusta University, 2017

  • Outstanding Young Research Scientist (GHSU) Georgia Health Sciences University, 2012

  • Multidisciplinary approaches for the study of neurogenic hypertension: recent theoretical and experimental advances: APS Latin-American Initiative 2011

  • Functional Hyperemia in the Brain: APS Latin-American Initiative 2008

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • BIOM 8033

    Integrated Systems Biol
  • BIOM 8080

    Neuroscience I
  • PSIO 8315

    Teaching Practicum in Phys

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Guidelines for the measurement of vascular function and structure in isolated arteries and veins., 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Tachycardia evoked from insular stroke in rats is dependent on glutamatergic neurotransmission in the dorsomedial hypothalamus., 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Decreased parenchymal arteriolar tone uncouples vessel-to-neuronal communication in a mouse model of vascular cognitive impairment., 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Decreased parenchymal arteriolar tone uncouples vessel-to-neuronal communication in a mouse model of vascular cognitive impairment., 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Vasculo-Neuronal Coupling and Neurovascular Coupling at the Neurovascular Unit: Impact of Hypertension., 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

My major research interest is to gain understanding of the signaling mechanisms governing bi-directional communication among the various cell types within the brain. In particularly, I am interested in the communication between neurons and their surrounding glial and vascular cells. Recent findings have demonstrated an important role for astrocytes as intercellular bridges between the state of neuronal activity and vascular dynamics (or neurovascular coupling). These findings have led to a number of different hypotheses addressing the potential role astrocytes have in neurovascular coupling.

Department Service

  • Departmental Graduate Student Committee 2008 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Search Committee Member for Chair 2018 - 2019

  • Departmental Awards Committee 2019

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Search Committee Member for Assistant Professor 2018

  • Seminar Series 2014 - 2017

    Role: Committee Chair

University Service

  • Basic Science Advisory Council committee 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Intramural Grants Programs 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Search Committee Member for Chair Neuroscience & Regenerative Medicine position 2017 - Present

  • Institutional Chemical Safety 2008 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Jennifer Iddings: PhD student 2010 - 2015

    Role: Mentor

Professional Service

  • Scientific Advisory Committee for the 2020 International Symposium on Resistance Arteries - 2020

    Role: Committee Member
  • International Society for Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism abstract reviewer - 2019

    Role: Committee Member
  • International Society for Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism Early Career Investigator Committee for Brain - 2019

    Role: Committee Member
  • International Society for Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism Program Committee for Brain - 2019

    Role: Committee Member
  • Brain 2019 Conference Program Committee 2019 - 2019

    Role: Committee Member